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Please Preserve Biological Sex Designation on School Records (HB 136)

Written Testimony for HB 136 submitted to the NH House Education Committee by Shannon McGinley on behalf of Cornerstone Action March 9, 2021 Cornerstone Action takes a cautionary position on HB 136. We believe that in its current form, it invites potential unintended negative consequences for the student. HB 136 is a requirement to update documents and software to include the option of identifying …

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Protect Vital Records Integrity: HB 295

Written Testimony for HB 295 submitted to the NH House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee by Shannon McGinley on behalf of Cornerstone Action March 2, 2021 Cornerstone asks that you vote “inexpedient to legislate” on HB 295, relative to initiating amendments and corrections to birth certificates in order to protect the integrity of vital records. We all have a common interest in …

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Manchester Endangers Female-Only Sports with Sweeping Gender Policy

On January 25, the Manchester Board of School Committee voted to enact a sweeping gender policy in Manchester schools. The policy calls on schools to “reduce or eliminate the practice of segregating students by gender,” and—where this is not accomplished—to include students “in the group that corresponds to their gender identity.” A reconsideration vote is scheduled to occur on Monday, February 8.

Adopted Children Deserve Better: A CASA’s View (HB 1162)

As a former New Hampshire CASA who has represented children through the adoption process, I am concerned about the provisions of HB 1162, especially as they have been amended. By opening adoption to any “two adults” together, the law as proposed does not seem to be in the best interests of the adopted child.

CHANGED Event Report

“It was powerful!”Cornerstone CHANGED Event Report:Saturday, November 2, 2019Hope and healing for those struggling with unwanted same sex attraction and/or gender dysphoria.    When it comes to the areas of same-sex attraction and sexual identity, often we feel we are fighting an uphill battle. The war of words can be exhausting. But, make no mistake, God’s truth will prevail. Beyond the rhetoric are real lives, …

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What is Your School’s New Bathroom Policy?

Attention Parents of School-Aged Children,  We wanted to share with you one example of the real life consequences of SB 263, which our New Hampshire Legislature passed this session, Governor Sununu signed into law on July 18, 2019 and is effective 60 days after passage.  This letter was sent to parents of children at Gilford Elementary. (Highlights added by Cornerstone)  SB 263 becoming law means that now schools are …

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The Unintended Consequences of Gender Identity as a Protected Class (HB 608)

Based on Cornerstone testimony provided to Senate Judiciary 5/21/19. HB 608 is yet another bill arising out of New Hampshire’s ill-advised addition of “gender identity” – a fluid, self-defined, subjective phenomenon – as a protected class under anti-discrimination law. Such law had previously protected all New Hampshire residents based on objective criteria such as race and age. Now, HB 608 seeks to expand anti-discrimination …

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HB 446: Senate to Vote on “Neither Male nor Female” Option on Birth Certificates

The New Hampshire Senate is expected to vote on May 15, 2019 on HB 446, relative to initiating amendments and corrections to birth records. The bill would allow a vital record, namely a birth certificate, to be changed to reflect a person’s adopted “gender identity,” whether male, female, or “neither male nor female.” A Senate committee has proposed an amendment the House version of …

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